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Encyclopedia > County Cork, Ireland
County Cork
Image:IrelandCork.png
Area: 7,457 km²
Capital: Cork
Code: C
Population: 447,829 (2002)
Province: Munster

County Cork (Contae Chorcaí in Irish) is the most southwesterly and the largest of the modern counties of Ireland. Often called "The Rebel County", the region is so named because it has often taken a position in major conflicts contrary to that of most of Ireland. Attractions include the Blarney Stone and Cobh (formerly Queenstown), the port where many Irish emigrants boarded for their voyage to the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or South Africa. Cork City, the county's capital, is the second largest ciy in the Republic of Ireland and capital of the Province of Munster. map File links The following pages link to this file: County Cork Categories: GFDL images ... This is a list of counties of Ireland ordered by area. ... List of capitals of subnational entities covers currently the following national entities: #A-C: Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Peoples Republic of China, Colombia, Cuba, Czech Republic, #D-F: Denmark, Finland, France, #G-L: Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Ireland, Japan... Cork (Corcaigh in Irish) is the second city of the Republic of Ireland. ... An Irish number plate for a car registered in 2001 in County Dublin Number plates in the Republic of Ireland conform to the European standard, with a blue band, 12 stars of the European flag and country identifier. ... During late Gaelic and early historic times Ireland was divided into provinces to replace the earlier system of the tuatha. ... For other places with the same or similar names, and other uses of the word, see Munster (disambiguation). ... Kissing the Blarney Stone The Blarney Stone is a legendary block of limestone built into the battlements of Blarney Castle, near Cork, Ireland. ... Cobh (Irish An Cóbh from English Cove) is a seaport in Ireland. ... Cork (Corcaigh in Irish) is the second city of the Republic of Ireland. ... In politics a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative meaning of capital) is the principal city or town associated with its government. ...


The remote western area of the county, known as West Cork, is a popular destination for tourists, who visit the small villages and islands including Sherkin Island, Clear Island and Dursey Island. Mizen Head, the "southwesternmost point in Ireland" is also in West Cork, as is Sheep's Head. West Cork (Irish: Iarthar Chorcaí) in south-west Ireland, lies in Irelands largest county, County Cork. ... Sherkin Island lies southwest of County Cork in the Republic of Ireland. ... Clear Island (Irish Gaelic: Oileán Chléire), also known as Cape Clear, lies south west of County Cork in the Republic of Ireland. ... Dursey Island lies west of County Cork in the Republic of Ireland. ... Categories: Ireland geography stubs | Headlands of Ireland ... Sheeps Head Sheeps Head, also known as Muntervary (Rinn Mhuintir Bháire in Irish), is the headland at the end of the peninsula between Bantry Bay and Dunmanus Bay in County Cork, Ireland. ...


In recent years land in the far west of the county has become in high demand internationally, and large numbers of EU citizens have settled in the area, along with celebrities such as Jeremy Irons and director Neil Jordan. West Cork is noted for its rugged natural beauty, fine beaches and distinct social atmosphere, which is more relaxed than most of the country. Jeremy Irons Jeremy Irons (born September 19, 1948) is a British actor. ... Neil Jordan is a movie director, writer and producer. ...


It is reported that West Cork has a disporpotionately large population of artisans, musicians, poets and playwrights.

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History

In 1601 the decisive battle of Kinsale (Cath Cionn tSáile) took place in County Cork, which was to lead to British domination of the island of Ireland for centuries.


The Rebel County

County Cork is known as the "Rebel County" and not just for its past links with Irish Republicanism, it was actually named so by The Crown in 1499 as a derogatory label but was embraced by the people of Cork with pride. Irish Republicanism is the nationalist belief that all of Ireland should be a united independent republic. ... The Crown is a term which is used to separate the government authority and property of the state in a kingdom from any personal influence and private assets held by the current Monarch. ...


Cork is also known as the "Rebel County" due to its history of involvement in the fight for home rule, both in the original struggles in the late 18th century and then in winning Irish independence in the beginning of the 20th century. Micheal Collins, a key figure in the Anglo-Irish War, was born and then assassinated in Béal na Bláth in West Cork. Devolution or Home rule is the pooling of powers from central government to government at regional or local level. ... Michael Collins (Irish name Micheál Ó Coileáin; October 16, 1890 – August 22, 1922), an Irish revolutionary leader, served as Minister for Finance in the Irish Republic, as a member of the Irish delegation during the Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations, as Chairman of the Provisional Government and as Commander-in... An Irish War of Independence memorial in Dublin The Anglo-Irish War (also known as the Irish War of Independence) was a guerilla campaign mounted against the British government in Ireland by the Irish Republican Army under the proclaimed legitimacy of the First Dáil, the extra-legal Irish parliament... West Cork (Irish: Iarthar Chorcaí) in south-west Ireland, lies in Irelands largest county, County Cork. ...


Language

County Cork has two Gaeltacht areas where the Irish language is still the primary medium of everyday speech. These are Múscraí (Muskerry) in the north of the county and Oileán Chléire, or Cape Clear, an island in the west accessible by ferry. Gaeltacht is an Irish word for an Irish-speaking region. ... Irish (Gaeilge in Irish), a Goidelic language spoken in Ireland, the UK, and the USA, is constitutionally recognised as the first official language of the Republic of Ireland. ... Clear Island (Irish Gaelic: Oileán Chléire), also known as Cape Clear, lies south west of County Cork in the Republic of Ireland. ...


Towns and Villages

Aghabullogue (Irish: Achadh Bolg) is a village in County Cork, Ireland. ... Allihies (Irish: Na hAitichí) is a costal village in the west of County Cork, Ireland. ... Ballincollig (Irish: Baile an Chollaigh) is a town near Cork City in County Cork, Ireland. ... Ballycotton (Irish: Baile Choitín) is a village in County Cork, Ireland. ... Ballylickey is a village in County Cork, Ireland. ... Ballinhassig (Irish: Béal Átha an Cheasaigh) is a village south of Cork City, in County Cork, Ireland. ... Ballydehob (Béal an dá Chab in Irish, meaning The ford at the mouth of two rivers) is a village in County Cork, Ireland. ... Ballydesmond is a rural village in County Cork, Republic of Ireland, situated on the Blackwater River, near its rising in Menganine, directly on the Cork-Kerry border. ... Ballygarvan (Irish: Baile Garbháin) is a village south of Cork City, in County Cork, Ireland. ... Baltimore (Dún na Séad in Irish) is a small town in western County Cork, Ireland. ... The town of Bandon (Irish: Droichead na Bandan) in County Cork is located 27 km southwest of Ireland, on the N71 road. ... Bantry (Beanntraí in Irish) is a town on the coast of County Cork, Ireland, located on the N71 at the head of Bantry Bay. ... Barleycove is the name of townland and beach in County Cork, on the south coast of Ireland. ... Blarney (Irish: An Bhlárna), is an Irish village near Cork, County Cork. ... Buttevant (Cill na Mallach in Irish) is a village in County Cork, Ireland. ... Carrigaline (Carraig Uí Leighin in Irish) is a single-street village (or sráidbhaile) in County Cork, Ireland. ... Castletownbere (Baile Chaisleáin Bhéarra in Irish) is a town in County Cork, Ireland, in West Cork. ... Categories: Ireland-place stubs | Towns in Cork ... Castlemartyr (Irish: Baile na Martra) is a village near Midleton, in east County Cork, Ireland. ... Charleville or Rath Luirc (Rath Luirc or An Rath in Irish) is a town in north County Cork, Republic of Ireland, situated in Irelands Golden Vale, near the border with County Limerick. ... Clonakilty (Irish: Cloich na Coillte / Clanna Chaoilte) is a small town in West Cork, Ireland, about 45 minutes drive to the west of Cork City. ... Cloyne (Irish: Cluain) is a small village to the south-east of the town of Midleton in eastern County Cork in Ireland. ... Coachford (Irish: Áth an Chóiste) is a village west of Cork City, in County Cork, Ireland. ... Cobh (An Cóbh in Irish, derived from English the cove) is a seaport in County Cork, Ireland (51°51′ N 8°18′ W). ... Cork (Corcaigh in Irish) is the second city of the Republic of Ireland. ... Courtmacsherry (Irish: Cúirt Mhic Shéafraidh) is a picturesque sea-side village in County Cork, Republic of Ireland, on Irelands southern coast. ... Crookhaven (An Cruachán in Irish) is a scenic village in County Cork, Republic of Ireland, on the most south-western tip of Ireland. ... Crosshaven (Bun an Tabhairne in Irish) is a village in County Cork, Ireland, famous for its Royal Cork Yacht Club. ... Dunmanway (Dún Mánmhaí in Irish) is a small town (population approx 1500) in the south west of Ireland. ... Doneraile (Irish: Dún ar Aill) is a town in County Cork, Ireland. ... Fermoy (Mainistir Fhear Maigh in Irish) in County Cork, Republic of Ireland is a town, of some 4,800 inhabitants, environs included (2002 census), situated on the River Blackwater in the south of Ireland. ... Glandore (Irish: Cuan Dor) is a village in County Cork, Republic of Ireland. ... Glanmire (Gleann Maghair in Irish) is a town located just outside Cork city in County Cork, Ireland. ... Glengarriff (Gleann Garbh in Irish, meaning Rough glen) is a village of approximately 600 people in the south-west region of County Cork in the Republic of Ireland. ... Glounthaune (Gleanntán in Irish) is a village just east of Cork city, in County Cork, Ireland. ... Goleen (An Gólín in Irish) is a small rural village in County Cork, Republic of Ireland, on the south-western tip of Ireland. ... Gougane Barra (Guágan Barra in Irish) is a settlement in County Cork, Ireland. ... Kanturk (Irish: Ceann Toirc = Boars Head, also the towns emblem) is a town west of Mallow, in County Cork, Ireland, located at 52° 10′ 30″ N 8° 54′ 0″ W . ... Market Street in Kinsale, one of the towns oldest thoroughfares Kinsale (Cionn tSáile in Irish) is a town in County Cork, Ireland. ... Leap (Leim Ui Dhonnabhain in Irish) is a village in County Cork in Ireland. ... Macroom (Irish: Maigh Chromtha) is a small market town lying in a valley on the River Sullane, a tributary of the River Lee, between Cork and Killarney. ... Mallow (Mala, Magh Ealla, and other variations in Irish) is the Crossroads of Munster and the administrative capital of north County Cork, in Ireland. ... Midleton (Irish: Mainistir na Corann, meaning Choir Abbey) is a town in southeastern County Cork, in the Republic of Ireland, which grew up around the monastery founded there in the 12th century by Cistercian monks from Burgundy. ... Millstreet (Sráid an Mhuilinn in Irish) is a village in west County Cork, Ireland. ... Mitchelstown (Baile Mhistéala in Irish) is an agricultural based town in northeast Cork. ... Monkstown (Baile an Mhanaigh in Irish) is a village in County Cork, Ireland, situated southwest of Cork city. ... Ringaskiddy (Irish: Rinn an Scidígh) is a village south of Cork city, in County Cork, Ireland. ... Rosscarbery (Ros Ó gCairbre in Irish) is a village in County Cork, Ireland. ... Rylane Cross (Reighleán an Rince in Irish language) is a village in County Cork, Ireland. ... Schull or Skull (An Scoil in Irish) is a village in County Cork, Republic of Ireland. ... Shanagarry (An Seangharraí in Irish) is a village in east County Cork, Republic of Ireland. ... Skibbereen (Irish: An Sciobairín) in Ireland is known as the capital of West Cork. ... Timoleague (Tigh Molaige in Irish) is a village in County Cork, Republic of Ireland, located along Irelands southern coast near Courtmacsherry. ... Union Hall (Bréantrá in Irish) is a small fishing village located in County Cork, Ireland. ... Youghal (pronounced or ; Irish Eochaill ) is a seaport in County Cork, Ireland. ...

See also

County Desmond was an historic county of Ireland on the south-western coast of Ireland. ... Puffin Lightvessel was a lightvessel situated at Daunt Rock, 25 miles south west of Roches Point near Cork harbour entrance and was in the care of the Commissioners of Irish Lights. ... Cork is the second city and largest county of the Republic of Ireland, and has produced several noted artists, entertainers, politicians and business-people. ...

External links

  • Cork County Council
  • Guide to County Cork for Tourism & Business
  • Activities Events, West Cork Ireland
  • West Cork Directory
  • Peoples Republic Of Cork
  • Cork's local radio station, streaming live online
  • Cork Guide Maps Entertainment History Geography Holiday Homes



Counties of Ireland
Connacht: Galway (~City) | Leitrim | Mayo | Roscommon | Sligo
Munster: Clare | Cork (~City) | Kerry | Limerick (~City) | Tipperary (North~; South~) | Waterford (~City)
Leinster: Carlow | Dublin (~City; Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown; FingalSouth~) | Kildare | Kilkenny | Laois | Longford | Louth | Meath | Offaly | Westmeath | Wexford | Wicklow
Ulster: Antrim * | Armagh * | Cavan | Donegal | Down * | Fermanagh * | Londonderry * | Monaghan | Tyrone *

* denotes counties in Northern Ireland (others are in the Republic of Ireland); italics denotes non-administrative counties; (parentheses) denotes non-traditional counties

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